As the year winds down so too do the releases but that doesn’t mean quality is slipping. We bring you an eclectic mix of smaller artists that will get you feeling ready for an adventure or two these holidays.
Weaning Lamb: The Molochs
Track: You and Me
Based In: L.A., USA
Flavours Of: Kurt Vile / Bob Dylan
‘You and Me’ is a breezy jangle of 60’s inspired pop from LA outfit The Molochs. With relaxed guitar solos and every-man vocals, ‘You and Me’ offers a soft and sun-faded glimpse of their up coming album America’s Velvet Glory.
Weaning Lamb: Slothrust
Track: Rotten Pumpkin
Based In: Brooklyn, USA
Flavours Of: PJ Harvey / Slant 6
Slick with harmonies, a fist-pumping pace and cracking lyrics “reach inside of me and scoop out my seeds“, ‘Rotten Pumpin’ is a tasty treat from Slothrust. The Brooklyn trio dish out melodic, over driven grunge sounds on their latest track.
Weaning Lamb: Grammar
Based In: Massachusett, USA
Flavours Of: Rhye / Wet
‘Michigan’s sultry start slides into an uplifting chorus glimmering with 70’s synths. The second single from electro-pop group Grammar shimmers with muted beats and angelic vocals.
Weaning Lamb: Loose Buttons
Track: Milk & Roses
Based In: NYC, USA
Flavours Of: Arctic Monkeys / Nothing But Thieves
With an Alex Turner-tinged swagger, Loose Buttons reflect on the broken-hearted stage of a break up with ‘Milk & Roses’. The song blooms with an understated, British-sounding take on classic alt-rock production.
Weaning Lamb: Rationale
Based In: London, UK
Flavours Of: Drake / John Legend
‘Vessels’ is a stunning, soulful cut from Rationale. Sam Smith-calibre vocals paired with trailblazing minimalist production makes this track very near flawless.
Weaning Lamb: Parcels
Based In: Berlin/Byron Bay
Flavours Of: Metronomy / Client Liaison
‘Older’ is a pure heart-warmer from Parcels. The quintet now split their time between Byron Bay and Berlin, influencing their blend of sunny yet savvy pop polished to perfection.